CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State was on a 4-recreation dropping skid and dealing with heavy criticism on social media and elsewhere, stated coach Wayne Tinkle.
“Our backs have been towards the wall and this was a should win. Our guys knew it. And the neat factor is that they ignored all of the negativity that got here from everywhere this week,” he stated.
The online will certainly be a bit extra constructive, a minimum of for a day or so.
Tres Tinkle had 20 factors, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and three steals as Oregon State cruised previous Washington State ninety four-sixty two on Thursday night time.
Drew Eubanks added 18 factors, 10 rebounds and three blocks and Alfred Hollins had a profession-excessive 19 factors and 4 steals for the Beavers (12-eleven, four-7).
“It is one recreation, however we’re actually excited with the best way the blokes got here out and responded,” Wayne Tinkle stated.
Robert Franks had 17 factors and 6 rebounds and Carter Skaggs had eleven factors off the bench for the Cougars (9-14, 1-10), who’ve misplaced six in a row.
With the sport tied at 24-all, Oregon State went on a 20-zero run spanning the final 4 minutes of the primary half and the primary two minutes of the second half.
“There was turnover, turnover, missed shot, dangerous shot, turnover, and it was a thirteen-zero run (on the finish of the primary half) even with taking timeouts. . There was the sport proper there,” Washington State coach Ernie Kent stated.
Oregon State shot fifty seven % for the sport, in comparison with 38 % for the Cougars.
Oregon State led early, and Franks had Washington State’s first eight factors. The remainder of his workforce began the sport capturing zero for eight and did not rating till a Viont’e Daniels three-pointer on the 9:forty one mark trimmed the Beavers’ result in 14-eleven.
The Beavers surged forward and led 37-24 on the half, with Stephen Thompson Jr. scoring on a reverse lay-in with two seconds left.
Oregon State led by as many as 33 within the second half.
Stephen Thompson Jr. completed with sixteen factors and 6 rebounds for Oregon State, whereas youthful brother Ethan Thompson added 10 factors, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
Washington State: Coming into Thursday, Washington State was winless on the street within the Pac-12 and had misplaced these video games by a mean of almost 15 factors.
Oregon State: Seth Berger, who had began 17 straight video games, missed Thursday’s recreation resulting from concussion protocol. He was injured in a follow this week. Hollins, a freshman, changed Berger within the beginning lineup. . With a dunk with four:forty two left within the recreation, Eubanks turned the forty first Beaver participant to get to the 1,000…